MADISON, WI — Act quickly to secure a spot in the fall lineup of popular Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) leadership courses, offered in virtual and hybrid formats. Details and registration for WCMA’s Frontline Leadership and Advanced Leadership courses are available now at WisCheeseMakers.org/Trainings.
“Effective leaders create productive work environments and strong teams – exactly what dairy processors need,” said WCMA Senior Program and Policy Director Rebekah Sweeney. “WCMA leadership trainings are tailor-made to implement the strategies and develop the skills industry managers and supervisors need to hire and retain a high-quality workforce and strengthen your business. “
New this year, frontline leadership participants can choose between an in-person or virtual track. Attend all sessions in person in Madison, Wisconsin, or select the virtual option to join live online from anywhere in the world. Frontline leadership courses are for new and experienced supervisors looking to develop their skills in communication, stress management, performance reviews, and more. These sessions are offered à la carte at $135 per person and can be taken in any order.
This fall, the Frontline Leadership In-Person Track begins with Part A – Essential Leadership Skills on Tuesday, September 27. In Part B, scheduled for Thursday, October 13, participants will explore strategies to improve staff performance. On Tuesday, November 15, Part C details how a leader cultivates a team mentality. Participants who select the virtual track will benefit from the same high-quality and engaging frontline leadership sessions on Monday, September 19; Monday October 10; and Monday, November 14. Both the in-person track and virtual track are delivered as live trainings with discussions and small group projects.
At the request of members, WCMA’s Advanced Leadership Series will once again be held in a hybrid format, allowing mid-level managers and employees transitioning to such positions to join each session in-person in Madison or live in line. Part 1 on Thursday, September 29 will inspire participants to take initiatives to drive change and generate positive results for their business. On Wednesday, November 2, Part 2 will focus on developing and applying a creative and collaborative problem-solving process. Finally, Part 3 on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 will detail tools and strategies leaders can use to foster collaboration and resolve conflict in the workplace.
Registration for the Advanced Leadership Series is limited to 20 people, who attend all sessions together as a cohort to better facilitate relationships. The courses feature guest speakers from industry discussing their leadership successes and challenges, and require participants to complete a project demonstrating their newfound knowledge. The cost for the entire series is $495 per person.